Francisco J. Romero - Plano TX,
Raja Daoud - Santa Clara CA,
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - Houston TX
718105, 718101, 718103, 718104, 712 13
An apparatus and method for routing a transaction to a partitioned server. The invention comprises identifying a plurality of partitions (e. g. , logical, resource, etc. ) on the server, determining a configuration for each partition, and providing the configuration to a load balancer, wherein the load balancer routes the transaction to one of the partitions based at least in part on the configuration thereof. The invention may further comprise assigning a rank to each partition based at least in part on the configuration thereof, wherein the transaction is routed based on the respective rank. The configuration may be determined in response to an event, on a continuous basis, etc. In addition, the load balancer may also use other factors, in combination with the configuration, to route the transaction to the partition, such as a characteristic of the transaction.